A report in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport analysed Inter’s goalless draw against Roma yesterday.
The report details how the Nerazzurri struggled to break through Roma’s tough defence yesterday, with their goalkeeper Antonio Mirante impressing at any opportunity, including a strong save against a shot from Romelu Lukaku.
Inter appeared a little tired and less ferocious in the game, failing to score in a game for the first time this season, and suffering a second loss after their defeat to Juventus in October.
However, this may be due to the fact that Inter were thinking slightly of their Champions League clash against Barcelona next week, the report continues, a game they must win if they want to qualify for the next round of the competition.
The Nerazzurri struggled to maintain a rhythm in the game due to their weakened midfield, the report highlights, a situation made worse by the Giallorossi’s strong performances in the centre of the pitch. Inter will have to hope that Lazio will beat Juventus tonight, so they don’t drop back to second in the league table, again one point behind the Bianconeri.